Aug 23, 2011

Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

Groupons in hand, the Millets and I headed out with our collective offspring one Friday before school started to visit the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park at New Orleans City Park.  It was H.O.T., so Cille tried to stay cool under the shade in her stroller...

The poor girls were too short to ride the bumper cars.  Lucky boys...
But they soon found something their own size!  Poor Aaron was an in-between size and kept getting denied because he was too big or too small...
Can't wait until driver's ed!


They loved the spinning slime cups...
So did Cille...(Apparently my phone doesn't take the same quality of images when you reverse the camera.)
Aaron even took a spin with us!
The girls took turns chickening out in the Pirate Ship, but they both eventually made it out with a little help from our neighborhood big brother Ethan...
Aaron and Molly loved this ride...Stella, not so much...

While we were waiting for the train, Missy took the girls for a bathroom break.  Stella took a little longer than expected and they ended up having to make a run for it.  I thought this was pretty good training for a young Pourciau, since she will probably be running to catch planes, trains, and automobiles for the rest of her life...her parents always are...
Stella loves Molly.  Sometimes Molly is not a willing recipient of this love...

Stella only likes the carousel horses that don't go up and down...
For our second ride on the carousel we all sat in the sleigh together...
After we got our fill of rides, we headed to Storyland for some exploring.  Cille went to visit the old woman in the shoe...
And climbed to the top of King Cole's tower...
Where we had a family photo op...

I made Stella take her usual cow jumping over the moon picture.  To compare this one with others, click here...
Cille joined also...
They took a ride in Cinderella's pumpkin...
I love the face Stella is making...and Cille's Flashdance look...
Stella's face pretty much sums up her thoughts on someone who would be foolish enough to build a house of straw...
My two little piggies in the house of sticks...

And finally, heading into the belly of the whale!  Not Jonah's, Pinocchio's...
We had a super fun day and would love to go back soon!  Maybe when it's cooler...

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